COVID-19 Updates - Carolina Eye Associates
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COVID-19 Updates

CAROLINA EYE APPOINTMENTS – COVID-19 GUIDANCE AND PREVENTION:

Revised: June 14, 2022

Appointment guidelines have been implemented to help ensure the safest work environment for our staff and patients as possible. Please review our COVID-19 guidelines prior to your appointment:

ANSWER YES / NO:
Have you or someone within your household had a fever, symptoms of respiratory illness, sore throat, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea in the last 14 days?

Have you or someone within your household tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or have you been tested and are currently waiting on results?

Have you or someone within your household come in contact with a suspected or laboratory confirmed COVID-19 individual in the last 14 days?

*Please contact our office by phone prior to your appointment if you answer “yes” to any of the above questions.

FACE MASKS:

Face mask use in our office is currently optional for both patients and staff; however, patients that prefer our staff wear a mask while assisting them can request this upon arrival, and our staff will kindly accommodate this request.

VISITORS/GUESTS:
Visitors accompanying patients must wait in the car or in a secluded section of one of our waiting areas while the patient is being seen, unless they are needed to assist due to the patient’s physical or mental needs, or if the patient is having a procedure – if this is the case, only one person is allowed to accompany the patient throughout the visit.

CURBSIDE:
Based on patient volume, patients may be asked to wait in their car prior to the appointment. In this case, our staff will contact the patient via cell phone to let them know we are ready to proceed with the next step in their appointment.

HAND SANITIZER:
Please sanitize your hands upon entering our office. We have hand sanitizer available in various areas of the office and encourage you to sanitize your hands frequently throughout your visit. If you need help locating hand sanitizer, please ask our staff for assistance.

 SOCIAL DISTANCING:

    • Please maintain a distance of at least six feet from other patients and staff while in our office and waiting areas, when possible.
    • We ask that our patients please refrain from talking during the slit lamp exam or any other times while being examined when the doctor or staff are within close proximity to the patient’s face.